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Rundfunkchor Berlin’s Schola

The Schola of the Rundfunkchor Berlin offers voice students the opportunity to become familiar with the challenges faced by a professional ensemble choral singing during a concentrated week-long project. Rehearsing together with Rundfunkchor Berlin and in concert, they experience directly what is involved in the career of a choral singer.

Being a professional choral singer for a week

In November 2017 the small ensemble will prepare and perform a demanding a cappella program under the direction of Benjamin Goodson, assistant to Rundfunkchor Berlin’s  principal conductor. The participants also gain insight into the work of a symphonic chorus by preparing Antonín Dvořák’s »Stabat mater« together with Rundfunkchor Berlin under Rustam Samedov and then performing it with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Jakub Hrůša in the Berlin Philharmonie.

All participants receive a certificate of participation at the end of the week.

From a cappella to symphonic choral music – the programme of the Schola

Intensive workshop in vocal chamber music
  • Johannes Brahms: Five Partsongs for mixed choir, Op. 104
  • Zoltán Kodály: »Esti dal«
  • György Deák-Bárdos: »Parasceve Suite« (Good Friday Suite)
  • Anton Bruckner: »Christus factus est«
Symphonic-choral preparation with Rundfunkchor Berlin and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Jakub Hrůša
  • Antonín Dvořák
    »Stabat Mater« op. 58
    for soloists, chorus and orchestra

Information on participation and application

Dates and locations

7-17 November 2017
Rehearsals in Berlin’s Haus des Rundfunks (Broadcasting House)
Concerts in the Philharmonie


Participation in the Schola is free of charge.

Participants are responsible for the cost of accommodation, but Rundfunkchor Berlin will pay travel expenses in the amount of a train ticket with BahnCard50.

The Friends and Sponsors of Rundfunkchor Berlin award a small stipend in the amount of € 90 per person.


The application period is over.


Past Events
Concerts with Rundfunkchor Berlin's Schola
Foto von Sir Mark Elder